Advocacy is Needed Now to Save SHINE
Many of you are aware of or know someone who has been assisted by Florida’s SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program, known as SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) in other states. This program helps Medicare beneficiaries understand the complexities of their Medicare coverage, and in turn helps them to make informed decisions on such things as which Medicare Part D or prescription plan would best fit their needs. Just choosing the most appropriate Medicare Part D plan can result in thousands of dollars of cost savings. SHINE is the only free, non-biased service of this type. Federal lawmakers are threatening to defund this critical program. We urge you to contact your members of Congress asking them to continue to fund this valuable and cost effective program at its current levels.